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Walmart+ $98 a year free unlimited delivery, cheaper games


#1 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3517 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2020 - 01:52 AM

Walmart+ costs $98 a year or $12.95 a month, the same price as the previous Delivery Unlimited program. A 15-day free trial period is available. The primary benefits are unlimited free delivery from stores and same-day delivery on more than 160,000 items. This includes in-store prices and discounts, which could be a huge draw to gamers if this program includes brand-new games. Walmart regularly offers new AAA games for $49.94 instead of $60 on release day in stores, and it sounds like Walmart+ could allow you to take advantage of this discount online and receive same-day shipping as well, if new games are eligible. We've reached out to Walmart for clarification.

 

 



#2 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   18074 Posts   Joined 18.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2020 - 01:55 AM

Interesting but I’m not quite seeing the value.

#3 LN3000   Companion Cube CAGiversary!   863 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2020 - 01:57 AM

So basically Walmart is trying to do the Amazon Prime thing. 



#4 pun123   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3517 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2020 - 02:01 AM

If the next gen games go up in price and you can get them for 49 and free shipping that would be pretty good, man I miss BB GCU.



#5 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6253 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2020 - 02:06 AM

Problem is there’s no built in guarantee that games will always be $49. Whereas Prime gives you 2 day shipping, streaming, free games, a music service, and Prime Day deals ... this is basically Walmart’s delivery service re-branded. It could be worth it ... but it’s a bit of a gamble without more concrete services and discounts.

#6 jeebert   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   287 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2020 - 02:15 AM

Not videogame-related. But does the free shipping include groceries....?

#7 brewin   Gamer Dad CAGiversary!   493 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2020 - 02:20 AM

I think they're missing the mark a bit here. Stuff like prime music and video are vital to gaining and keeping subscribers. I wonder if they're working on similar features. What's the point otherwise?! I'm all for cheaper new releases though and I always buy my 1st party switch games at Walmart because of the discount. I hope they don't take that away and add it as a"feature" for subscribers!

#8 stringycupps1  

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 02:24 AM

1) Honestly, unless its a 1st party Nintendo game, there are other ways to save $10 on a new release. Plus there's no guarantee they continue it.

2) If this is for shipping only, it's going to bomb... again. Prime is much more than free shipping

3) Who's the "we" that reached out to Walmart?

#9 WeaponX2099   All Caps when you remember the man's name CAGiversary!   5653 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 02:36 AM

The discount on gas is laughable. Shell does the same for free. You still have to order over $40 to get unlimited free delivery from stores,  which kinda sucks. Shipt is better and Prime so much better.



#10 heatison777   The Heat is On CAGiversary!   544 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 03:18 AM

We've had this for 2 months now, just for the free grocery delivery. It's nice being able to do a big order or just restock a few items. I haven't ordered 1 video game related item, so not sure if it will excite anyone here for that reason. Best Buy, Gamestop, and Amazon are still 1-2-3.

#11 Kamagii   Ninja Gaiden speedrunner CAGiversary!   3532 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2020 - 03:26 AM

you also get a free sub to your favorite mixer streamer :)



#12 MR_E   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1976 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2020 - 07:01 AM

Walmart regularly offers new AAA games for $49.94 instead of $60 on release day in stores

Amazon's been matching some of those lately, though.  I know I got my Resident Evil 3 preorder for $49.94, and I've seen others.



#13 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8612 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2020 - 09:10 AM

Not having to walk into a Walmart store = priceless. 



#14 smokeyjoey8   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   369 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 10:11 AM

Amazon's been matching some of those lately, though.  I know I got my Resident Evil 3 preorder for $49.94, and I've seen others.

I think Amazon only matches them if Walmart.com has the price. A lot (or all) of the Nintendo games that go for $50 in store aren't given the same discount online, so Amazon won't match it.



#15 TuscaloosaJohnny  

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 11:40 AM

Sounds like this is just Walmart Delivery, with a few extra perks. The real value will continue to be the grocery delivery, which we’ve used almost exclusively since the pandemic started.